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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                        )         
Small Town Radio, Inc.                 )     File No.:  EB-02-AT-
                              )    NAL/Acct. No. 200332480007
Licensee of Station WDGR(AM)       )    FRN 0005-0483-35
Dahlonega, Georgia                                )

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  January 31, 2003                             Released:  
February 4, 2003

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary forfeiture in  the amount of fifteen  thousand 
          dollars ($15,000)  to Small Town  Radio, Inc.  (``Small 
          Town''),  licensee  of  Station  WDGR(AM),   Dahlonega, 
          Georgia,  for   willful  and   repeated  violation   of 
          Sections 11.35(a) and  73.49 of the Commission's  Rules 
          (``Rules'').1   The  noted  violations  involve   Small 
          Town's failure to maintain operational emergency  alert 
          system equipment and  failure to enclose the  station's 
          antenna tower within an effective locked fence.

     2.   On November  13, 2002,  the  District Director  of  the 
Commission's Atlanta, Georgia  Field Office (``Atlanta  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of $15,000 to Small Town.2  Small Town has not filed a 
response to  the NAL.   Based on  the information  before us,  we 
affirm the forfeiture.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended  (``Act''),3 
and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and  1.80(f)(4) of  the Rules,4  Small 
Town Radio Inc. IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount 
of  $15,000  for  willfully  and  repeatedly  violating  Sections 
11.35(a) and 73.49 of the Rules.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of  the Rules within 30 days of  the 
release of this Order.  If the forfeiture is not paid within  the 
period specified, the case may  be referred to the Department  of 
Justice for collection  pursuant to Section  504(a) of the  Act.5  
Payment shall be made by  mailing a check or similar  instrument, 
payable  to   the   order   of   the   ``Federal   Communications 
Commission,'' to the Federal Communications Commission, P.O.  Box 
73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.   The payment  should  note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200332480007, and  FRN 0005-0483-35.  Requests  for 
full payment under an installment plan should be sent to:  Chief, 
Revenue and Receivables Operations Group, 445 12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.6

     5.        IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a  copy of this  Order 
shall be  sent by  first class  mail and  certified mail,  return 
receipt requested,  to Small  Town Radio,  Inc., 12600  Deerfield 
Parkway, Suite 100, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004.


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

     1 47 C.F.R.  11.35(a) and 73.49.

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200332480007 (Enf. Bur., Atlanta  Office, released July  November 
13, 2002).

     3 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     5 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     6 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.